How do I force bulbs in water/rocks?
I saw an Amaryllis kit at the store and tried to create one for myself. The kit had a glass vase (about 5" across by 8" deep,) a small bag of small, polished river rocks, about 2 teaspoons of activated charcoal and an Amaryllis bulb.
I assembled a kit at home and nestled the bulb barely into the stones (so that 85% of the bulb was above the stones) and added enough warm water that just the roots & bottom of the bulb were wet. I set it in a room with SW exposure. About 5 days later (today,) I see mold on the outside of the bulb and when I lifted up the bulb there was such a stench of sulphur my eyes burned.
I know this is supposed to be possible, so how do you force bulbs in water?
If it's possible, I'd like to learn how to force a whole garden of bulbs indoors. Are there some bulbs that do better in soil vs water?